Thursday, October 14, 2010

We can beat around the bushes, we can get down to the bone...

For those of you who have been with me awhile, you are well aware our 3 year old, MiniMac, is a bit of a budding rockstar. A path we are highly encouraging (except for that full drum kit my older brother bought him from Seattle Percussion that resides at Grammy's  house...we are not encouraging a full drum kit in our house. Yet.)  One of MiniMac's favorite bands is The Eagles. From the playlist to the guy who plays the trumpet (Billy Armstrong) our son loves the music, the songs, and even crazy Joe Walsh who wears a yellow hard hat on stage.

And what may come to be a quintessential moment in our son's life, JohnnyMac bought VIP tickets for us to take Mini to see The Eagles tomorrow night. Yes, we have earphones and I even have a police issue noise reduction sharpshooter headset for him. (Thank you Grandpa.) To say our son is beside himself to go to this concert, well, it is an understatement. I remember the very first concert my parents took me to see: John Cougar Mellencamp. I was 13 and loved every minute of it. Had I been cooler, or able to play the frets like our son has been known to do, perhaps I could have gone a decade earlier. So cheers to great experiences that shape us. When our son grows up we will know if tomorrow night was one of his. And if we needed proof he is a true Eagles fan, here it is. Have a gorgeous weekend. I know we will.


51 comments:

Snuggle Wasteland said...

Oh, he is just too cute! Have a great weekend!

Simone said...

He is beyond adorable! And of course very cool! And he's grown since his last appearance on your blog, slow down MiniMac :)

How cool to be going to see The Eagles, have a wonderful time - it's so great you are taking him to the concert.

From his No.1 British fan :)

Kat said...

Oh, you are going to have such a great time! The Eagles were at ACL this year, but alas, we could not attend. One of my favorite bands. MiniMac has good taste (natch). The video is adorable, I love the way he channeled the Beatles/Elvis at the end with his little yeah, yeah, yeah and hip wiggle :) Not to give away my ancient status or anything, but my first concert was the Jackson Five LOL Kat

Jenn @ Youknow...that Blog? said...

OMG JM! He's the cutest!!! I'm a huge Eagles fan too - Rock on MiniMac!!!

The Sharer said...

Wonderful! You guys are the GOOD parents. Expose him to the greatness of music now and hopefully it'll last a lifetime. Have fun Mini-Man!

Sharer

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

I especially love the mmmm...mmmm's. too cute.

I wish I was going to see the Eagles!!!!

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

I especially love the mmmm...mmmm's. too cute.

I wish I was going to see the Eagles!!!!

Herding Cats said...

Watch out - you have a heartbreaker on your hands! Seriously, he's so cute! My favorite part? The end definitely!

Big Fat Gini said...

Oh, that is so awesome! I love the Eagles! He's going to have SO much fun!

Our boys are into the Beatles. It's all I'm "allowed" to listen to in the car with them (which really cuts into my Glee cast songs if I'm being honest). My father-in-law is a burned out hippie, so I called our photographer and even had her do Beatles themed pictures of them last month.

I'm totally jealous! I'd go to an Eagles concert in a heart beat!

Slamdunk said...

And we readers will be able to say "wow, I knew that star when he was just a little strummer."

I hope he enjoys it.

Susan Erickson said...

He'll be supplying the heartache in a few years....The Eagles are from my generation...the baby boomers...It is wonderful that their music still makes them sing...mmmm..mm.

MommaAmma said...

Oh he melts my heart! How do you get anything done with him around? The smooches must be endless.

And good-mom job for keeping him cool with the Eagles and not this new crap they put on the air and call music.

Marcy said...

ADORABLE! Have fun! Can't wait to hear how it goes!

Mighty M said...

No heartache tonight - only joy! So fun!!!

Dumblond said...

Holy crap! How awesome is THAT kid?! My parents raised me on The Eagles as well but I don't know all the words to that song. Kudos MiniMac!
Have fun at the concert!

Kristen said...

OMG how cute is he? He is the coolest 3 year old EVER!

Kristina P. said...

Ha! He is so adorable.

Pseudo said...

He's got it down. Imagine him in a few years!

foxy said...

OMG, he is so freaking cute! I'm super impressed. Ya'll are going to have such a blast!

Babes Mami said...

I just want to put him in my pocket!

Mommy Lisa said...

I love me some Eagles.

Caty said...

that is awesome! he is so adorable. I hope you all have a fabulous time at the concert. I think the smile this left on my face is going stick around for awhile

Pricilla said...

I love the little bit at the end. He is precious. Have a blast at the concert

Eva Gallant said...

He's so cute you just want to eat him up! lol Definitely a budding rock star!

SoccerMom said...

I think its awesome to take kids to concerts. I took my soccerboy to his first one at age 14 . we went to see AC DC , 3 row front the stage. it was amazing!

shortmama said...

He is so awesome! I like the Eagles too!

AmyLK said...

He's SO cute! enjoy the concert!

ajm said...

That was truly an LOL moment! Precious boy, lucky momma.

Emily said...

We were thinking about going tomorrow night too. Should be a great show. I'm sure MiniMac will love it! Don't forget your cocktail.

Laoch of Chicago said...

Sounds pretty epic. Have a nice time at the Hotel California.

Lori said...

Love it!! He is too cute for words and we have something in common ~ I too love the Eagles. I finally got to see them 2 years ago and it was a dream come true for me. I kept calling it my date with Don ~ have a blast!

Maria said...

That is the cutest thing I have seen today! Hope he enjoys the concert!! And that you guys enjoy it as well!

Jenn@the loves of jenn said...

He is just awesome! And adorable!

J.J. in L.A. said...

It would be so cool if someone in The Eagles camp saw this. It might get MiniMac some special attention.

You never know...stranger things have happened.

Janet said...

What a cutie! He is going to cause some "heartaches" in his lifetime! I bet the concert will be awesome. Enjoy!

Jules said...

Dang! I adore him! I can't believe how good he's getting! AND how much bigger he is! WOW!

The Constant Complainer said...

JennyMac, on a side-note, I was laughing my butt off as I read this story and thought, as an attorney, you'd get a kick out of it. Talk about a huge settlement.

http://www.postchronicle.com/news/original/article_212327706.shtml

If the link doesn't post properly, it's a story from The Post Chronicle and the title says it all. LOL.

"Michael Ireland Lap Dance Settlement $650,000: Bizarre Lap Dance Injury"

The Constant Complainer said...

Have a great time at the concert.

P.S. We're about the same age and I can remember seeing John Mellencamp in concert back in the day too. LOL.

Vodka and Ground Beef said...

Minimac is the bomb.

My name is PJ. said...

I made everybody watch....how cute!!!!!!! He's something else, JMac!!

Baloney said...

Hilarious and adorable!
I love the Eagles, too.

Simply Mel said...

This had to be a day that will go down in history ~ MiniMac, the soaring begins!

Allyson & Jere said...

Oh man....I see things like that and think...what am i doing wrong? My kids don't even know how to hold a guitar, and they don't know any songs from the radio, except a little hanah, and Justin Bieber. Your little mini man is adorable, and there is nothing better than a 3 year old "playing" guitar and singing with the musical riffs included! LOVE IT!!!!
I'm just dying to hear how the concert turned out for him. Was he able to stay awake that late, AND be nice still?

Kristy said...

That is great! And soooo much better than Yo Gabba Gabba tunes.

Intense Guy said...

MiniMac has groupies already!

Where can I get tickets to his first concert? I'm an old fart but I'll stay awake for that stage show!

:)

HalfAsstic.com said...

The Eagles are my all time, absolute favorite group, EVER!
We saw them in Houston about 4 years ago and it was wonderful! 2 1/2 hours of nothing but solid gold hits.
I bet MiniMac has a ball and if your not careful JohnnyMac and you could have a great time as well! ;-)
(John and I went to see John Cougar Mellencamp about 3 years ago as well!)

HalfAsstic.com said...

The Eagles are my all time, absolute favorite group, EVER!
We saw them in Houston about 4 years ago and it was wonderful! 2 1/2 hours of nothing but solid gold hits.
I bet MiniMac has a ball and if your not careful JohnnyMac and you could have a great time as well! ;-)
(John and I went to see John Cougar Mellencamp about 3 years ago as well!)

HalfAsstic.com said...

I just watched MiniMac and he's adorable! Get that boy a karaoke machine! He will have a blast!

Myya said...

That is the most adorable thing EVER!!!

Anonymous said...

the cutest thing I have EVER seen!

hotpants™ said...

That is beyond cute. My son would rather play video games.